My boyfriend was arrested a couple hours ago and I want to help get him out of jail. I have never been in this position before and have no idea what to do, where to begin or who to call. I think the cost to purchase a bond is 10%, and it seems like every company is required to charge the same rate. Does it matter which bondsman I work with or are all companies the same?
That is not true. Every bondsman in Filmore is required by law to charge 10% but each company operates a little bit differently than the next. Some offer flexible payment plans whereas others will require clients to pay them up front in full. Some only accept cash, while others accept Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express, debit card, wire transfer, bank deposit or even Western Union. Is it the middle of the night? If so you’ll want to find a bondman who provides 24-hour service.
You’ll want to ask the person you are speaking with whether they hold a valid bail license. How long has their company been around? Are they accredited with the Better Business Bureau? Do they have a website? Does it have a section for client testimonials? These can be a great resource when it comes to determining the type and level of customer service you can expect to receive. Lastly, do you get the sense you can genuinely trust this person? If you feel like they are trying to “wheel and deal” you, you always have the option of calling someone else.
If you need help getting someone out of the Ventura County Jail call 805-496-2763 now to speak with a reputable bondsman you can trust.